Conflict Minerals 2014, SEC's Disclosure Requirements: The Past and Future


Instructor: Lawrence Heim
Product ID: 703565
Training Level: Intermediate

  • Duration: 60 Min
This webinar will provide a thorough understanding of the SEC conflict minerals disclosure requirements. It will help you develop strategies for the next filing covering calendar year 2014.
Last Recorded Date: Aug-2014


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Why Should You Attend:

The first deadline for filing the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) conflict minerals disclosures has passed. With that now in the rear view mirror, issuers (and their suppliers) can begin working towards increased consistency of content, format and expectations of the next filing covering calendar year 2014.

However, there is more to be learned and done as the window closes on the “DRC Conflict Undeterminable” status after calendar year 2014. This webinar will discuss how conflict minerals compliance programs and strategies will evolve rapidly guided by the first year learnings and new goals and requirements. This session will improve your technical understanding of SEC's disclosure requirements, exclusions and new guidance and help you identify specific opportunities to improve future disclosures.

The presenter is a top-rated expert on conflict minerals compliance and was the only EHSS consultant selected by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a panelist at their 2011 Conflict Minerals Roundtable.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this course participants should:

  • Have an understanding of the variation in the May 2014 SEC conflict minerals disclosures
  • Find specific opportunities to improve future disclosures
  • Improve technical understanding of the SEC disclosure requirements, exclusions and new guidance
  • Develop strategies for calendar year 2014 and beyond that meet their own circumstances and requirements
  • Gain deeper understanding of supplier limitations and customer needs/use of the conflict minerals information

Who Will Benefit:

This course is designed for people tasked with developing, maintaining and/or improving conflict minerals programs for their companies. This includes individuals that have responsibilities related to conflict minerals, such as:

  • Senior management responsible for signing the SEC filings
  • Legal counsel
  • Procurement professionals
  • Supply chain managers
  • Regulatory professionals
  • Trade, import/export and customs professionals
  • Compliance professionals
  • Production managers
  • Environmental, health and safety professionals
  • Internal audit staff
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Research, development and design engineers
  • Process owners

Instructor Profile:

Lawrence Heim, is a Director in the Atlanta office of ELM SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of THE ELM CONSULTING GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC, an independent environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHSS) consulting practice. The focus of his 29 years of experience has been the design, implementation and oversight of a wide range of EHSS audit, risk assessment and related management system programs. He is the firm’s lead on conflict minerals and conducted third party conflict minerals traceability audits for tantalum smelters in 2010, resulting in two of the first conflict-free smelter designations granted by the Conflict Free Smelter (CFS) program.

Currently he is working with a range of industries on conflict minerals programs and auditing for clients that include Fortune 50 and 350 companies. Mr. Heim was the only EHSS consultant selected by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a panelist at their 2011 Conflict Minerals Roundtable. He was selected by The Auditing Roundtable to lead the development of auditor guidance for use in applying GAO Performance Audit standards to independent private sector audits of Conflict Minerals Reports. He is a frequent contributor to the media and has made numerous presentations on the subject for organizations including the American Bar Association, BNA Bloomberg, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, EICC/the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative and ThomsonReuters among others.

Mr. Heim is a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor and a former Board Member of The Auditing Roundtable.

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